Ranch life -- Nevada
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Mrs. Shellenberger describes her Mormon parents' emigration from England to Utah, father's work in pioneer Utah, childhood in a Mormon family, move to Lund and Preston, Nevada in about 1898 with a Mormon colonizing group, marriage to Walter Shellenberger in 1903, married life in the mining town of Ruth and in Ely, ranching in the Snake Valley, raising ten children, and involvement in Mormon church activities.,A brief genealogical chart is included.
Abstract Typescript personal account, 1898, describes early life in Nephi, Utah; experiences with Indians; freighting in Utah, Idaho, and Montana; smelting in San Francisco; freighting in Toano, Nevada in 1887; owning a hotel and acting as postmaster in Toano; and cattle ranching near Wells, Nevada. Also included is an account by "Uncle David" (Nephi, Utah, 1925) of the life of John Cazier, 1821-1890, father of John Henry Cazier and an early member of the Mormon Church.
Abstract Letters from Watkins at Carson City, Ft. Churchill, and Genoa, Nevada to "My Dear Burnett," plus typescripts: the first describes Watkins' difficulties with federal soldiers claiming his land for Ft. Churchill and his going into debt; the second letter continues his tale of disagreement with the military, price of hay, intentions of building a hotel, and arrival of the Paiute Chief Winnemucca at Ft. Churchill; the third was written from jail in Genoa and discusses his financial and legal...